Publishing an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of your construction product gives you the opportunity to improve your business while demonstrating your Company’s commitment to transparency. Many Irish manufacturers have already chosen to evaluate the environmental performance of their building products. This is the first step towards improvement. Why should you do the same?
In this post, you will find out 7 reasons why you should assess your product and publish it under the EPD Ireland program. If you are not familiar with what an EPD is, we suggest you to read this section of our website.
1 – Gain competitive advantage
Publishing an EPD, produces documented and certified proof of the environmental performance of your product over its life cycle. Developers and specifiers in Ireland are now looking for EPDs. See here who now has signed up to the commitment to specify products with EPD.
2- Become the best supplier on the market
3- Implement a green marketing strategy
Communicate your product’s environmental performance to stakeholders and talk about your EPD results in your marketing campaigns using verified data.
4- Improve your supply chain management
The data provided by your EPD gives you a better understanding of your supply chain, including environmental risks and opportunities. Identify impacts and engage with your upstream suppliers of product ingredients around how they can help.
5- Support your Environmental Management Systems
Your Environmental Product Declaration supports International Standards (ISO 14001) Certification by demonstrating Life Cycle thinking.
6- Benchmark your product
Thanks to an EPD, you can compare your building product with competitors.
7- Get visibility on International Markets
When you publish an EPD under EPD Ireland, the document is also registered on ECOPlatform, the organisation of the European EPD programme operators’ website. In this way, your product and its environmental performance are visible to specifiers across Europe.
Read what are the steps to publish an EPD under EPD Ireland programme and the fees here.
If your company has already published an EPD under a different programme operator then you can also publish it on our platform to make it visible to Irish specifiers in this section. Check out all the EPDs uploaded on our website here.